Johanna Kilpijärvi studies viola da gamba in Sibelius Academy under Markku Luolajan-Mikkola. She is also a cellist and studied in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and graduated in year 2010. During her studies in Metropolia she had the opportunity to explore the world of early music and became immediately enchanted with the viola da gamba. Kilpijärvi is part of a baroque orchestra Ensemble Nylandia and also plays in many other ensembles, such as Unikko Quartet and 2nd floor consort. Along with her studies she teaches cello for students of different ages.